Nathan Weed received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1992. He joined the CMU faculty in 2001 after nine years on the clinical psychology faculty at the University of Mississippi. His chief teaching, research, and clinical interests are in the area of clinical psychological assessment. He directs a psychological assessment research laboratory and a specialty training clinic, the Psychological Assessment Clinic (PAC), devoted to psychological assessment. Dr. Weed serves as Consulting Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment, published by Taylor & Francis, Psychological Assessment, published by the American Psychological Association, and Assessment, published by Sage.
My research centers construction and validation of psychological assessments, particularly involving the MMPI instruments. Recently published projects involve the use of the MMPI instruments to:
(1) identify prescription stimulant misuse,
(2) examine cross-cultural differences in psychopathology, and
(3) evaluate psychological difficulties among juvenile offenders.
Current projects include:
(1) development of an informant measure to complement the MMPI instruments,
(2) an evaluation of impairment associated with low levels of impulsivity, and
(3) examination of a gratitude intervention with Police Department support personnel.
Many of my research projects apply a novel q-sort methodology to validate personality test inferences. Please review my CV or ResearchGate page for a more comprehensive account of research interests.
Recent journal articles:
Thornton, V. L., Dodd, C. G., & Weed, N. C. (2020). Assessment of prescription stimulant misuse among college students using the MMPI-2-RF. Addictive Behaviors. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106511
Wang, J., Han, K., Ketterer, H. L., Weed, N. C., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Kim, J., & Moon, K. (2020). Evaluating the measurement invariance of MMPI-2-RF Restructured Clinical Scale 4 (Antisocial Behavior) between American and Korean clinical samples: Exploring cultural and translation issues affecting item responding. Journal of Personality Assessment. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2020.1769111
Dodd, C. G., Courrégé, S. C., Weed, N. C., & Deskovitz, M. A. (2020). A comparison of the descriptive information from the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102, 45-55. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2018.1504054
Dodd, C. G., Courrégé, S. C., & Weed, N. C. (2019). Evaluating the descriptive validity of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – Adolescent - Restructured Form and the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory in a rural sample of juvenile offenders. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 15, 97-117. http://dev.cjcenter.org/_files/apcj/15-2-1Dodd.pdf_1576689246.pdf
Han, K., Colarelli, S. M., & Weed, N. C. (2019). Methodological and statistical advances in the consideration of cultural diversity in assessment: A critical review of group classification and measurement invariance testing. Psychological Assessment, 31, 1481-1496. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000731
White, J. V., Han, K., Weed, N. C., Lim, J., Moon, K., Yook, K., & Kim, J. (2019). A comparative evaluation of Korean MMPI-A and MMPI-A-RF substance abuse scales. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 2248-2258. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22843
Courrégé, S. C., & Weed, N. C. (2019). The role of common method variance in MMPI-2-RF augmentation. Psychological Assessment, 31, 126-131. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000634